Qualcomm acquires NXP for $47 billion
Published in News

IoT and Automotive twist

Qualcomm was apparently eyeing NXP for a while and it just announced that it has bought it in a massive $47 billion deal that has quite a bit of IoT and automotive aspiration. 

Xiaomi Mi MIX up for pre-order for US $659.99
Published in Mobiles

Shipping before Christmas

We stumbled upon a listing for Xiaomi's latest Mi MIX which puts the new smartphone on pre-order for US $659.99 for the standard 4GB/128GB and US $759.99 for the 6GB/256GB Mi MIX 18K version.

NSA no longer needs to bring down Wikileaks
Published in News

Assange is doing that for us

A top former NSA spook has said that the organization no longer needs to work to kick over Wikileaks, the organization is doing the job for it.

Angry French Apple customer escapes Jail
Published in Mobiles

Smashing but expensive time

The French Apple customer who became an internet sensation with his rather clear view of Apple products has avoided going to jail for smashing the shiny gear with his balls of steel.

UMC ready for 14nm in the second quarter
Published in Processors

UMC is expected to  move its 14nm FinFET process to volume production in the second quarter of 2017.

Virtual reality sexual assault is with us
Published in Wearables

Designers did not think of this problem

Women playing virtual reality games are being targeted by pervy would-be Donald Trump types who believe is OK to sexually assault women.

Apple delays launch of expensive new wireless ear-buds
Published in Wearables

Now hear this

Fruity tax dodging cargo-cult Apple has put the brakes on the release of its super-expensive and largely pointless ear-buds.

Microsoft releases PC with 3D features
Published in Notebooks

Coming at ya

Software king of the world Microsoft unveiled its first ever desktop computer and a free update to its Windows operating system that allows edits using 3D simulations.

LG sees profits slump again
Published in Mobiles

Mobile kills off nice display

Troubled phone maker LG has seen its third quarter operating profit fall 3.7 percent from a year earlier.

Xiaomi Mi MIX hands-on videos show a bit more skin
Published in Mobiles

Not as bezel-less as expected. Oooooh

After a big Mi MIX surprise during the Mi Note 2 smartphone launch, Xiaomi has released a couple of trailer videos for the new smartphone but we also got a few hands-on videos that show a bit more details.